Got an idea for a Facebook application?

By O'Reilly Media
August 1, 2008 | Comments: 2

9780596519186_cat.gifFBML Essentials — Learn how to build it quickly using the Facebook Markup Language (FBML) and other easy-to-use tools in the site's framework. This book not only gets you started with this toolkit, you also get a complete reference on every FBML tag Facebook has ever written, with advice on the best ways to use these tags in your code. Browse the book.

This book includes:

  • A walkthrough of a sample Facebook application

  • Design rules for using images, CSS, JavaScript, and forms

  • Specific chapters on tags -- authorization tags, logic tags, user/group tags, profile-specific tags, and more

  • Messaging and alerts using FBML

  • Creating forms with FBML

  • Facebook navigation

  • Notifications and requests

  • Dynamic FBML attributes, including MockAJAX

  • How to test your FBML code

  • A chapter on FBJS, Facebook's version of JavaScript

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